Professional Practice

Announcing Gateways to Chinatown

Date: 4/20/2017 - 6/19/2017

Type: Competitions / Awards

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): New York

Description: Today, we are thrilled to share the launch of Gateways to Chinatown, a design competition in collaboration with The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), and Chinatown Partnership seeking innovative proposals to plan, design, and construct an iconic contemporary neighborhood marker at the nexus of Manhattan’s Chinatown and the southern entrance to Little Italy’s historic Mott Street. Straddling art and architecture, symbolism and function, the new structure and public space will become a vibrant place of exchange at the center of one of New York City’s most dynamic and historically rich areas.

Gateways to Chinatown invites interdisciplinary design teams to submit proposals to activate the space, honoring neighborhoods past and present while developing a forward-looking vision for the site. The team, which will be selected later this year, will have a $900,000 budget to design and implement their proposal, and will begin working with the community in early 2018.The deadline to submit your proposal is 2:00 PM E.S.T. on June 19, 2017.


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